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Amid Recession and War, Grandparents Fill Voids With Love

Amid Recession and War, Grandparents Fill Voids With Love

by Katti Gray on December 23 2010, 12:51PM

Katti Gray profiles families who don’t have much more than each other this holiday season, but are getting by with that much.

Topics: Economy

D.C.'s Trading Games Leave Jobless Workers Out Infographic

D.C.’s Trading Games Leave Jobless Workers Out

by on December 1 2010, 12:30PM

While jobless workers wait for relief, the White House compromises away any hopes.

Topics: Economy

It's the Final Hour for Congress to Support Jobless Workers Infographic

It’s the Final Hour for Congress to Support Jobless Workers

by on November 29 2010, 9:58AM

With a cost-cutting GOP coming to town, this may be the last benefit extension for millions out of work.

Topics: Economy

A Generation of Black Youth Is Losing Its Future in the Jobs Crisis Play

A Generation of Black Youth Is Losing Its Future in the Jobs Crisis

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on November 18 2010, 10:14AM

Even among college grads, the racial disparity in joblessness is stunning. The consequences are longterm.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

The Physical and Emotional Costs of Long-Term Unemployment

The Physical and Emotional Costs of Long-Term Unemployment

by Yvonne Yen Liu on November 17 2010, 3:43PM

Studies show this crisis isn’t just about money any more.

Topics: Economy, Health, Jobs Crisis

Another Dismal Record: 50 Million Went Hungry in 2009

Another Dismal Record: 50 Million Went Hungry in 2009

by on November 16 2010, 11:41AM

Food stamps helped significantly, but Congress is busy cutting funding for them.

Topics: Economy

Immigrant Workers Get Some (Crappy) Jobs Back

Immigrant Workers Get Some (Crappy) Jobs Back

by Julianne Hing on November 8 2010, 11:30AM

“Recovery” for immigrant workers mean even lower wages.

Topics: Economy

The Endemic Fraud the Foreclosure Scandal Reveals--Again

The Endemic Fraud the Foreclosure Scandal Reveals—Again

by Kai Wright on October 22 2010, 10:28AM

And President Obama’s willful complicity in Wall Street’s scam.

Topics: Economy

Katrina Survivors in Alabama are STILL Waiting for Help

Katrina Survivors in Alabama are STILL Waiting for Help

by Julianne Hing on October 20 2010, 12:05PM

In one poor town, they’re scraping together volunteer labor and donated materials to get out of tent cities.

Topics: Economy

Advocates Prep for Next Round of Bruising Jobless Benefits Fight

Advocates Prep for Next Round of Bruising Jobless Benefits Fight

by on October 15 2010, 12:12PM

After lawmakers finish talking about unemployed on the stump, they’ve got just two weeks to help them.

Topics: Economy

Adding Up the Jobs Data: Washington Is Making Things Worse!

Adding Up the Jobs Data: Washington Is Making Things Worse!

by Kai Wright on October 8 2010, 1:03PM

The latest indignity: Tens of thousands of government jobs cut as inequality continues to grow.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Kai Wright

Did Integration Hurt Black Neighborhoods?

Did Integration Hurt Black Neighborhoods?

by Jamilah King on October 5 2010, 2:00PM

Reporter Eugene Robinson’s got a more nuanced explanation.

Topics: Economy

It's a Wrap -- Congress Lets Our Only Real Jobs Program Die

It’s a Wrap — Congress Lets Our Only Real Jobs Program Die

by on September 30 2010, 4:10PM

As Congress takes off for midterm elections, it seals the fate of the one real jobs program we had.

Topics: Economy

Race-Baiting the Gulf to Exploit Black and Brown Workers

Race-Baiting the Gulf to Exploit Black and Brown Workers

by Brentin Mock on September 30 2010, 11:54AM

Keilen Williams doesn’t know where to direct his economic frustrations. Scapegoating pols and profiteering capitalists tell him and other workers to blame each other.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Katrina Recovery

Yet Another Jobs Idea Fails in the Senate

Yet Another Jobs Idea Fails in the Senate

by on September 29 2010, 9:30AM

Senate Democrats can’t even pass a relatively conservative bill to stop outsourcing.

Topics: Economy

Explaining the Democrats' Payroll Tax Holiday

Explaining the Democrats’ Payroll Tax Holiday

by on September 27 2010, 2:44PM

It’ll probably create more votes than it will jobs, but it’s a start.

Topics: Economy

The Poverty Nation Washington Built

The Poverty Nation Washington Built

by Kai Wright on September 17 2010, 2:20PM

Record-setting 2009 poverty numbers are the fruits of decades worth of anti-government, pro-corporate politics.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Kai Wright

Raising Taxes on Poor Moms while Giving the Rich a Break

Raising Taxes on Poor Moms while Giving the Rich a Break

by Michelle Chen on September 17 2010, 10:00AM

While much of the media has focused on the debate over extending Bush-era tax cuts for the rich, some other tax relief for the less-than-wealthy hardly gets a second glance.

Topics: Economy, On Gender

Who's Really to Blame for the Country's Growing Deficit?

Who’s Really to Blame for the Country’s Growing Deficit?

by on September 16 2010, 5:08PM

More people than ever rely on some form of government benefits.

Topics: Economy

Asian Long-Term Unemployment Ticks Up in California

Asian Long-Term Unemployment Ticks Up in California

by Michelle Chen on September 15 2010, 9:30AM

In California, Asian Americans may suffer relatively low rates of unemployment, but a surprising number of them tend to stay stuck in that hole for a long time.

Topics: Economy, On Gender